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VOL. XI —No. 12
FOREST CITY RADIO
PROGRAM ON WWNC
Local Talent Broadcasts Over
Asheville Station Wednes
day, December 26
The radio program of the Forest
City Kiwanis club over Station
WWNC Wednesday night, December
26 at 9:30 p. m. will be featured en
tirely by local talent with the aid of
phe regular station announcer. The
broadcast will be made for the period
of one hour.
Musical features, both vocal and
instrumental, will be the offerings of
a sextet of young ladies from the
High school glee club including
Misses Brackett, Ware, Eleanor
Meares, Ruth Gillespie, Reba Ma
theny and Virginia Magness, with
Mrs. Eddington, at the piano. Mrs.
Eddington is an experienced broad
caster from Jacksonville, Fla., sta
tion and will render a number of in
strumental numbers. The program
will also include Messrs. A. M. Hugh
ey, Henry Giles and Howard Magness.
The latter and his sister will sing
tog-ether and Howard will be heard in
Mrs. Nell Padgett Norris will be
heard in several numbers.
Lieut.-Gov. G. R. . Gillespie will
make a five minute talk on the spec
ial features of Forest City making
of it an ideal location for all purpos
es of residence and business.
In the interim between musical
numbers the station announcer will
fill in with historical and statistical
notes of Forest City. Local radio
owners are asked to tune in on
WWNC at exactly 9:30 p. m., eastern
standard time, Wednesday evening,
Mrs. W. Oscar Beachboard
Claimed by Death Mon
Avondale, Dec. 26.—Mrs. W. Os
car Beachboard, aged 54 years, died
suddenly at her home here early
Monday morning. She had been in
apparently good health and her sud
den death was a great shock to all
those who knew her.
Funeral services were held Tues
day at Caroleen Methodist 'church
with Rev. F. H. Price in charge. Fol
lowing the funeral service interment
was in the Providence cemetery.
Mrs. Beachboard is survived by her
husband, four children and one sis
Funeral arrangements were in
charge of the Cliffside Mills Furni
HELD AT METHODIST CHURCH
Christmas was appropriately ob
served at the local Methodist church
• last Sunday. A White Christmas was
observed by the Sunday School. At
the morning church, service special
Christmas music was a feature,
while the pastor brought a Christ
Music jflayed an important part at
the evening services. A chorus by the
i junior choir, an anthem, quartette,
solo, duet and a sextette being ren
-1 dered during the service. An appro
> priate message was brought by the
BOY SCOUT TROOP]
Ellenboro, Dec. 24.—The Ellenbo
ro troop of Boy Scouts was official
ly re-organized last Tuesday eve
ning at Ellenboro by Professor Rex
Long, new scout master, who met
with a large number of boys and
men of the local Scout committee.
Many of the men who make up the
committee made talks expressing
their belief in the Boy Scout move
ment and pledging their aid in mak
ing the Ellenboro troop one of the
best and most active in the county.
December 31 is the date set by
Mr. Long to be the first meeting of
the troop. He desires all old and new
: present for this meeting on
I Monday evening. i
FOREST CITY COURIER
FOREST CITY "ONE OF THE TEN BEST PLANNED AN D MOST F iFUL CITIES IN BE PARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STOVE*
Price Named Publicity
Man Kiwanis District
Rutherfordton, Dec. 24. R. E.
Price, editor of The Rutherford
County News has been appointed
chairman of the publicity committee
of the Carolinas Kiwanis district by
President-elect T. W. Crews of
Spartanburg, S. C.
Mr. Price was the first president
of the Rutherfordton Kiwanis club.
He is planning to do much boosting
for the Carolinas district and will
attend the annual trustees' meeting
in Charlotte, January 17 to outline
plans for the coming year for the
NEW SCHOOL BOOKS
WILL COST LESS
State Text Book Commission
Makes Selection for Next
Raleigh, Dec. 24.—School books
adopted by the text book commis
sion for the period of five years and
completing the single major and min
or subjects allotted for each year
have been announced from Governor
McLean's office and with it went a
statement that contrary to price
, tendencies the world over there is an
actual reduction in the December
State Superintendent Allen, an
alyzing the selection, puts the new
and old books in parallel columns
and finds the buyers of these texts
for the next five years decidedly
more favored than those who went
through the past period. Of course,
the number of children to be sup
plied will determine the actual sav
ing. Superintendent Allen does not
say these are the best ever picked,
but he declares they are the very
latest in the pedagogical world.
The new set becomes effective
June 1, 1929.
For primary readers of the liter
ary type the Newson Readers, pub
lished by Newson and company,
J were adopted.* The four books used
jin the primary grades cost $1.71 or
1 14 cents less than the books in use
The Johnson Publishing company
readers of the work type, were also
adopted for primary use. The four
books are listed at SI.BB as com
pared with $1.90 for the present
For the first .three years of the
j grammar grades the study readers
jof the Charles E. Merrill company
] were adopted. The Houghton-Mif l
j flin company reader was adopted for
| fourth year grammar grade work.
! The cost of the four texts is $2.77.
I The books in use now cost $2.81.
j The McCall speller, published by
Laidlaw Brothers, was adopted for
jail grades. Its cost is 61 cents as
compared with a cost of 65 cents
for the present text.
The text book commission re
commended that no elementary
; science text be adopted. The edu-
I cation board accepted this recom
! mendation. Elimination of this text
after this year will reduce the total
icost of books used in the seventh
j grade by one dollar.
MR. CLYDE WRIGHT HIT
BY CAR SATURDAY NIGHT
Ellenboro, Dec. 26.—Mr. Clyde
Wright, of this place, was bruised
and suffered several other minor in
juries Saturday night when he was
hit by a car, in front of Wilson's
Store, here. He had started across the
street, and was watching another car
when he was struck by a car driven
by his nephew, Frank Wright. He
was knocked twenty feet. After the
accident he was brought to Forest
City where his injuries were attend
ed to. The accident was unavoidable.
NEW HUDSON - ESSEX
MODELS DISPLAYED THIS WEEK
The 1929 Hudson, with 64 im
provements, and the new Essex with
76, go on display this week at the
Cliffside Motor Co.
Pictures and full description of
these handsome new cars will appear
in this paper next week.
Drop in at Cliffside and see the
beautiful new models.
PUBLISHED IN THE INTERES' £ 'OREST CITY AND RUTHERFORD COUNTY
FOREST CITY, NORTH CJ $ IA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1928
North Henrietta Man Suc
cumbs After Brief Illness
I Henrietta; Dec. 24.—Mr. J. Henry j
Randall, aged 54, died at his home in j
North Henrietta Friday morning. He j
had been suffering from paralysis
and high blood pressure to some ex
tent for sometime, and this brought
about his death. His illness was not
considered serious and death came as
j a shock to all who knew him.
I Funeral services were held at
High Shoals Sunday afternoon, at 2
o'clock, with Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shel
by, in charge assisted by Rev. Mr.
Washburn. Interment was in the High
Shoals cemetery. .
Mr. Randall is survived by . his
widow. No children, brothers or sis
The deceased was a faithful mem
ber of the Cliffside Baptist church,
The pall bearers were Messrs. G.
C. Burgess, W. C. Martin, P. B. Free
man, Russell Freeman, L. B. Ham
rick and J. B. Hawkins.
The flower bearers were Mrs. J. D.
Cudd, Mrs. J. L. Neal, Miss Ruth
Randall and Mrs. W. G. Livingstone.
"STUDENTS DAY" TO BE
OBSERVED NEXT SUNDAY
! "Students Day" will be observed by
|the Baptist Church next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock. All the stu
dents and teachers in and around
Forest City are cordially invited to
attend this service. The program will
jbe rendered by students and is as
"Student Life in the Life of South
ern Baptists," Mr. Wallace Long,
j University of North Carolina.
"Do College Students Check their
! Religion," Miss Meriam Green, Ashe
"The Religious Life of my Col
lege," Mr. Phillip Padgett, Davidson.
"What I Missed and What I Found
Helpful at College," Miss Evelyn
"How College Has Widened My
Spiritual Horizon," Miss Ruth Dog
"Why I Want to go to College,"
Mr. Fred Blanton, Forest City High
! "Twenty Years After Graduation,"
| Mr. O. C. Turner, Wofford.
f Special music will also be rendered
by the students.
MRS. A. WHITESIDES, OF
Rutherfordton, Dec. 24. Mrs.
Amanda Whitesides, who made her
'home with her daughter and family,
| Mr. and Mrs. John A. Frady, about
; two miles from town on Highway No.
120, died Monday night, December 17
after an illness of about ten days.
She died of complications.
Funeral services and burial were
held at Rock Springs Baptist church
Wednesday morning, December 18,
at 11 o'clock with Rev. E. P. White
|in charge. The floral offerings were
The deceased is survived by one
son and two daughters, Mrs. J. C.
Whiteside of the Pea Ridge section,
Polk County; Mrs. O. D. Early at
Lake Lure and Mrs. John A. Frady,
She is the last of her family and
was 81 years of age October 30,
OCRACOKE AUTO OWNERS,
DON'T NEED LICENSES
Ocracoke, Dec. 24. —This is one
pl ace and perhaps the only one
—in North Carolina where automo
bile owners Tare not worrying over
having to buy their new license tags.
Folks on Ocracoke Island don't buy
The reason is simple . enough, j
Ocracoke Island is a part of North
Carolina, all right, but it is a part
where there aren't any highways. For
pleasure riding residents of the island
use the sandy beach.
There is no connecting bridge
with the mainland, so they don't- have
to have licenses when they motor ot
er—they don't motor over. There are
about 30 machines on the island.
WHEN HIT BY CAR
James Ward, Three Years Old,
Killed When Hit By Car
North Henrietta, Dec.
t Ward, three years old son of Mr. and
! Mrs. Floyd Ward, of this place, was
; instantly killed Saturday afternoon
■ , at 3 o'clock when he was ran over by
- a car driven by James Doggett, son
; of Mr. W. B. Doggett, of Henriet
The accident occurred near Wells
t store while the child was
• apparently attempting to cross the
- street. He was hit by the front of
. the car, and death resulted almost
Funeral services were held at the
3 Avondale Baptist church Monday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. A. T.
Stoudenmi're in charge of the serv
- ices. Interment was in the Sandy
» Plains cemetery Monday afternoon at
Young Doggett was placed under
" SIOO.OO bond to await an investi
• gation of the death of the Ward
1 MR. BROADUS GREEN
SUPERINTENDENT OF LIGHTS
Last week The Courier reporter un
r wittingly stated that Mr. Frank
Dorsey was superintendent of the
j city water and lights, in the article
j referring to the city's Christmas dec
. orations. Mr. Broadus Green holds
1 this position and it was under his
> supervision that the lights were plac
l ed and the streets decorated. The
3 Courier regrets the error and glad
ly makes this correction.
, COTTON GINNING SHOWS
BIG GAIN IN RUTHERFORD
Rutherfordton, Dec. 24.—Ruther
ford county ginned 15,047 bales of
- cotton up to December 13, as com
. pared to 12,393 the same date last
I year, while Polk county ginned 2,-
t 223 up to the same date, as against
2,620 last year, same date. This is
r one of the largest yields in the his
■ tory of Rutherford county.
» COUNTY SINGING CONVENTION
i AT ADAVILLE SUNDAY
' Forest City, R-2, Dec. 26.—The
Rutherford County Singing conven
l tion will meet with the Adaville Bap
tist church next Sunday, for an all
day program. The exercises open at
10 o'clock with singing by the Ada
( ville choir. The welcome address will
be mae by Mr. Jim Crow, followed
by devotional and response, by Rev.
• M. M. Huntley. Mountain View and
r Sulphur Springs choirs will sing, al
» so a visiting quartette, during the
: morning program. At 11:50 Rev. D.
• J. Hunt will speak on "What is Sing
' ing For." Dinner will be served at
' noon on the ground.
Holly Springs, Bethany and Shiloh
choirs will sing in the afternoon, also
1 several visiting quartettes. The con
[ vention will adjourn at 4 o'clock with
a business session.
BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
GIVES CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
On Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock a j
pageant entitled: "The Christmas
Candle," was rendered by the Sun
day School of the First Baptist
church. This little play, which was
given under the direction of Mrs. W.
A. Ayers and Mrs. J. F. Womble, had
a very beautiful story, showing the
true spirit of Christmas and how it
should be observed.
At the conclusion of the pageant
the Christmas treat was given to the
members of the Sunday School.
HINES - CLARKE WEDDING
Spindale, Dec. 26.—A wedding of
interest to a wide circle of friends
| is that of Miss Edna Clarke and Mr.
Ernest Hines, which occurred Thurs
day in Spartanburg.
Mrs. Hines is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Clarke, of Spindale.
Mr. Hines is from Polk county. Both
are well known and have a large num
ber of friends WHO wish them good
fortune in their new venture. The
young couple will make their home
here in Spindale.
Adlaide Peeler Is
Adlaide Peeler, young high school |
student of this city, was accidental-'
ly shot in the left arm at his home I
Friday when he picked up a rifle that
had fallen to the floor.
He was placing the gun upon its
end in a corner when it accident
ly went off. While his injuries are
painful they are not serious.
Peeler was chosen as an end on
The Charlotte Observer's all-state
footfall team and was captain of
the Forest City High school football
team this season.
More Than $35,000,000 Valu*
ation of Property Listed
Rutherfordton, Dec. 24.—The total
property listed for taxation in Ruth
erford county for 1928 is $35,862,876
as compared to $36,302,627 in 1927,
according to the abstract of listed
taxables, which has just been com
Other facts brought out on the
county by the abstract is, there are
8,719 town lots in 1928 as compar
ed to 9,489 in 1927. The total value
of all real estate in the county in
1928, is $25,201,899. There are 731
horses listed for taxation in 1928 as
compared to 791 in 1927, while
there were 3,824 mules in 1928, as
against 3,874 in 1927.
Rutherford had 2,053 head of
cattle, other than milk cows in 1928
and 1,572 in 1927. There are 4,-
586 milk cows listed for taxation
this year as compared to 5,061 in
There were 6,172 head of hogs in
1928 while there were only 5,624
in 1927. The county had 52 sheep
in 1928 and 43 in 1927 and IS goats
in 1928 and 10 in 1927.
NO EXTENSION OF TIME
FOR BUYING LICENSE TAGS
Chief of Police Chas. R. Price has
stated that all owners pf automobiles
must have their 1929 license tags by
the Ist of January. This includes
both town and state tags.
There will be no extension given
owners to get their tags this year.
All cars must have their tags on by
City tags can be secured at the
APPOINTED CLERK COURT
The following was taken from an
Elizabeth City paper:
"N. Elton Aydlette, prominent
young attorney of this city was ap
pointed Monday, by Judge W. L.
Small, as clerk of the Superior
Court, to fill the unexpired term of
Ernest I. Sawyer, whose death oc
curred last Friday. The term will
expire in November, 1930.
"Mr. Aydlett, who is the son of
N. T. Aydlett, of Elizabeth City,
was born here 26 years ago, and
was married last June, to Miss Pan
tha Houser, of Rutherfordton. He
took his degree of L. L. 8., at the
University of North Carolina, and
was admitted to the bar in January,
1926. After practicing for eighteen
months in Hamlet, he came to this
city, and was associated with Judge
Small, prior to the latter's eleva
tion to the bench. Since then," he
has been law partner with Larry E.
Skinner, Jr., recently elected county
Mr. Aydlette got the appointment
without seeking it, over a number
who were asking for the job.
Mrs. Aydlett is the daughter of
Chief of Police and Mrs. R. L.
Houser of Rutherfordton.
The Golden Tornado of Forest City
Hi will play the strong Gastonia quint
on the local court Friday night, Jan
uary 4, at 7:30. Forest City defeat
ed Gastonia this year 28-21 at Gas
tonia. This is the best team that For
est City has been up against this
year. If you want to see a good
basket-ball game come out and see
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| 48 COLUMNS
SI.OO Per Year in Advaae*
OPENS JAN. 3
Work Being Rushed, on Forest
City's Handsome Play
The Courier is authorized to say
that Forest City's handsome new
theatre, The Romina,
will open on Thursday evening, Jan
uary 3rd. Workmen are busy with the
finishing touehes, and Mr. W. H.
Haynes, owner, is planning to open
with "Ramona" as the first picture
to be shown in the theatre. The
Goodfellows musical organization and
members of the Charlotte Chamber
of Commerce are coming for the op
ening. Forest City's Kiwanis Club is
?oing to honor Mr. Haynes at the
club supper at 6:30 on Thursday and
will no doubt go to the opening in
The Courier will issue a special
supplement next week, commemorati
ng the opening of the new theatre.
Mrs. Maude Minish Sutton, one of
:he state's best feature writers, will
lave an exclusive article in this pa
per, descriptive of the handsome new
playhouse. Artist Gilbert has taken
i splendid picture of the Romina,
which will appear, along with Mrs.
Minish's article. Many of our bus
iness men and those having a part in
the building of the new theatre have
taken space in next week's paper,
congratulating Mr. Haynes and wish
ing him success in this new enter
Watch The Courier next week for
full details of the opening of our
CLAMED BY DEATH
Miss Dessie Hawkins Dies at
Home of Brother in
Avondale, Dec. 26.—Funeral serv
ices for Miss Dessie Hawkins were
held here Tuesday in the Avondale
Baptist church with Rev. Mr. Jenkins
in charge of the service. Interment
was in the Cool Springs cemetery at
Miss Hawkins was forty years of
age, and had been in ill health for a
number of months. Heart trouble
brought about her death Monday
morning at 6 o'clock. At the time of
her death she was making her home
with her brother in Cliffside.
She is survived by her mother, five
brothers, L. Hawkins, , Houston, D.
Hawkins, Elam and Joe Hawkins and
: SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
ENJOYS SANTA PARTY
The "Blue Bird" class of the Jun
ior Sunday school department of the
First Baptist church met on Satur
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
home of little Miss Mattie Mills. A
short program was given after which
they were surprised by a visit from
Santa Claus who presented a gift to
each little girl present. Those present
were Miss Flora Marks, teacher and
little Misses Marjorie Padgett, Doro
thy Turner, Alva Searcy, Janice Cald
well, Hilda Blanton, Lanette Gibson,
Anne Glenn Vess, Mattie Mills.
Mabel Sanders was a guest.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
RECEIVES LOAD OF GIFTS
Mr. J. F. Womble, of this city, car
ried a load of books, groceries, cloth
ing, etc., to the South Mountain In
dustrial Institute Christmas day, for
which the ladies who are conducting
this school were very grateful.
Mr. Womble carried with him a
number of items that were contribut
ed by people in Forest City, who were
given proper credit for their gifts.
DR. CRAWFORD HONORED
Dr. R. H. Crawford of the staff
of the Rutherford Hospital was last
week elected to membership in the
Southern Surgical Association which
held its annual convention at White
Sulphur Springs, West Va. The
association will meet in Savannah,
Ga., in 1929.